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unidentified species, ref 026, Mariposa, Satipo, Peru  Adrian Hoskins
Introduction
In excess of 100 larvae of the illustrated species were found feeding on a young sapling growing in mid-elevation cloudforest near Satipo, Peru. All were fully grown, or nearly so, and many were in the process of wandering down the tree trunk in search of pupation sites.
Habitats
This species was found in transitional rainforest / cloudforest habitat, at an altitude of 600m.
Lifecycle
The pupa shown below was one of many found on the walls of a nearby farm building. Others were clustered together in groups of a dozen or so, hanging from concrete structures. None of the larvae pupated on the tree. The pupae were suspended by the cremaster without the support of a silken girdle which indicates that the species is a member of the Nymphalidae.
unidentified species, ref 026, Mariposa, Satipo, Peru
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